Thursday 22nd August 2019

Category Posts: Society

TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential politicians, artists, scientists, and thinkers includes names that have dominated the press in the recent year and people that, according to the TIME editor Nancy Gibbs, have the “power to make us think”. Among those listed this year are three Tamils – Google CEO Sundar Pichai, comedian Aziz […]

I was a brat when I was young. I studied in Ananda College first and then continued at Manipay and Jaffna Hindu Colleges. In my early twenties, I wasn’t doing anything meaningful with my life; hence, my parents told me to leave the house. I had no choice but to join the RAF to make […]

I was on the bed, feeling terrified. I opened my diary and wrote, ‘I married a stranger’ and quickly hid it under the bed. My whole body was shaking. “What do I do?” I questioned myself. “Do I act like a virgin?” “But what if he finds out? Do I tell him to wait for […]

American president Obama has called him ‘a trailblazer who personifies the best of America’. If he is nominated and sworn in as the Supreme Court Justice, Srinivasan, known as ‘Sri’, will break new ground as the country’s first Indian American justice. Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday, Sri Srinivasan’s name […]

A photo series featuring two ‪‎American‬ ‎Tamil‬ sisters has inspired a new social campaign celebrating dark skin ‪#‎unfairandlovely‬ In recent weeks, three students from the University of Texas, Austin, have launched a new campaign which has become a talking point on social media around the world. It was inspired by a project that Pax Jones, […]